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National Geographic 3D Theater

Science on the Big Screen

Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic National Geographic 3D Theater. Watch as stunning visuals from popular science films pop out and make a BIG impact. Learn about a variety of topics from new films each season. Our 3D theater is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask the staff member in the auditorium for assistance or check in with the Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival.

Please note the 3D Theater is closed August 26–27 and September 21–22, 2018 for private events. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check out a Planetarium show instead.

*Movie times are subject to change. Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about show times.

Now Showing

Robots 3D

$4 per person after admission
40-minute film
11:00 a.m. & 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 p.m. daily

Today’s robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary—and they are becoming eerily like us. ROBOTS 3D is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less “humanoid” and more just plain human. Robot “actor” RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what’s going on in robotics labs around the world.

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

$4 per person after admission
20-minute film
10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon, 1:30, 3:00 p.m.

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago—the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. BBC Earth invites you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting.

Coming Soon

Pandas: The Journey Home

OPENING September 15
$4 per person after admission
40-minute film
11:00 a.m. & 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 p.m. daily

National Geographic’s Pandas allows viewers exclusive access to Chengdu- China’s extraordinary giant panda breeding center. The film follows the lives of three young pandas as they leave the public spotlight at Chengdu and take their first steps on an extraordinary journey for their species. From tender moments to tenterhooks, every key event will be captured as China prepares to set them free.